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17 Aug 2018 description

Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 July. Recent dry weather has allowed for increased risk mitigation works as well as shelter upgrades and refugee relocations in the camps. A recent report on health facilities cited medical waste management as a key gap. Emergency water quality surveillance guidelines are under review to improve community engagement on monitoring. Space for emergency evacuations and sustainable relocations remain topline needs. Funding gaps continue to limit capacity.

16 Aug 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar

16 Aug 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cumulatively 49 734 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018.

  • The Mobile Medical Teams continue to deploy especially in Camp 4 Extension and Camp 20 Extension where most of the relocations are happening to provide surge support.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 Aug 2018 description
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A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance

Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.

15 Aug 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • L3 Emergency Response: WFP continues with its Level 3 emergency response in Cox’s Bazar.
    According to the Inter Sector Coordination Group report of 21 June 2018, the total number of refugees stands at around 919,000, including 15,000 refugees in host communities.

  • Food and Nutrition Assistance in Cox’s Bazar: WFP continues to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees through general food distributions, reaching 145,150 families, and e-vouchers, reaching 212,000 refugees as of 17 July 2018.

13 Aug 2018 description

Each year urban and rural populations across Bangladesh are impacted by threats posed by disasters, with the frequency and intensity of natural disasters only predicted to increase further in coming years.

Right now it’s monsoon season. From June to October each year heavy rains inundate communities, hitting up to 70 per cent of the South Asian country. But this isn’t the only threat for Bangladesh, with communities and livelihoods also vulnerable to cyclones, earthquakes and landslides.

13 Aug 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

13 Aug 2018 description

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, COX'S BAZAR DISTRICT, Bangladesh - The healing power of art and creativity has been on full display in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this International Youth Day.

12 Aug 2018 description
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Overview of Hazard Incidents in July 2018*

In the month of July 2018, eight hazards have been occurred with the total frequency of 54 among which 3 types were manmade (fire, boat-capsize, building collapse) and 5 were natural (lightning, heavy rainfall, flood, flash flood, and landslide). These hazard incidents took lives of 26 persons and injured about 19 people.

12 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • There was minimal rain in Cox’s Bazar between 3 and 9 August 2018, during which three incidents, including a landslide, flood, and a fire, were reported by the InterSector Coordination Group across all the refugee settlements, affecting 24 households. There was no reported damage to shelters during this period.

  • UNHCR is gearing up preparedness for monsoon and cyclone emergencies through awareness raising and information campaigns by trained Community Outreach Members (COMs) refugee volunteers.

11 Aug 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

10 Aug 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – UN Migration Agency medical staff in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have now carried out over half a million consultations since the Rohingya refugee crisis began nearly a year ago, as monsoon conditions sparked the busiest week of the year for doctors and nurses working in the camps.

10 Aug 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

09 Aug 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar